A basic solution is a liquid mixture that has a pH level greater than 7, which typically means there are a greater number of hydroxide ions than hydrogen ions. Basic solutions are typically formed by mixing a base, like ... More »

In chemistry, a buffer is a substance that is able to resist changes in pH when it is a part of a solution. Buffers are added to solutions to resist acidic or basic compounds. More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

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Ionic compounds dissolve in water because the hydrogen and oxygen atoms in the H2O molecules have partial charges that attract the ions in the solid compound, causing it to dissociate into separated ions. Differences in ... More »